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Improve overall school performance from start to Finnish! Finland’s consistent performance in international student assessments has caused much curiosity in recent years. Educators around the world are exploring what Finland does well and how they remain at the top. Pasi Sahlberg has hosted multiple delegations of educators in Finland seeking ideas and tools to apply to their home districts, and has determined real change can begin with four uncomplicated ideas. Focusing on leading learners, this book considers topics like: • Physical activity is crucial for substantial learning • Enhancing equity is an essential component of success • Embedding ideas into your current leadership practices takes perseverance Finland’s particular brand of leadership culture in education is an ideal model for improving educational performance anywhere

Conclusion: Don’t Be Denied
Conclusion: Don’t Be Denied

FinnishED Leadership is about the need to build deeper professionalism and create more collaborative cultures in and around our schools. This book speaks for lateral learning between one teacher and another, one school and another, one district and another, and one nation and another. It also suggests blending the best ideas of the past with opportunities and a vision of the future. Educational leadership in Finland, in schools, in districts, and at the national level, is about balancing hard evidence and storytelling—or big data and small data. Hard evidence includes figures in international studies, numbers in national assessments, statistics in national databases, and research findings that inform education authorities and school leaders about the state of the education ...

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